I’m Petitioning for “Kaley” to be Added to the Dictionary


It’s hard to believe, but there was almost no leftovers from last night!  A’s boyfriend went home with some, and that left one container with roasted maple sweet potatoes, mashers, and mushroom gravy.  I claimed it as breakfast because I was up first 🙂


Lunch was my favorite soup.  Here’s the link to it since it’s definitely not an original creation.  It’s so creamy and yummy and kaley (it’s a word…trust me – even if I just made it up to reference something “full of kale”) with a hint of spice.  My eldest, A, was equally excited.


Dinner was a BAS with some buffalo tofu bites.  Nothing fancy, just pressed and cubed tofu tossed with Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo sauce and baked for 20 minutes at 350.  I put it on a head of baby romaine lettuce, red onion, hearts of palm (thanks Brazil, I’m now addicted), and cherry tomatoes.  I put a splash of the dressing I made the other day (balsamic/orange/champagne) and it was perfect!



I went to yoga today!  Not just in my bedroom, living room, or hotel room, but an actual class.  It’s been since August!  Which, if you’re a regular reader you know is sort of like cutting my arm off (before I got accepted to my grad school program, I was accepted to a yoga teacher training program).  It’s not for lack of wanting to go, but more about having the time (or really, taking the time) to do anything that took me away from either home or the office.

There’s a cute yoga studio near me that D and I had gone to a few times, but it was next to a dance studio, and it’s tough to get your zen on with hip hop blaring through the walls.  Fortunately, they just moved (just a few doors down in the same strip mall – but far enough away to blunt Beyonce)…

Anyway, they also happen to have a student special for the holiday’s, so I swiped that up and went, mat in hand.  It was great, and so excited to have a studio close to home finally.

After getting home (and having lunch and studying for a few hours), I went for a run.  Today was cooler than the past few (60’s), and it was just before sunset when I went out.


You pretty much already know my day!  Leftovers, yoga, study, cook, run, cook, blog.

Accounting got me out of having to watch a less than stellar movie, so I never thought I’d be grateful for that:)  D got the dubious honor of watching it with R.  Way to take one for the team, babe.

I plan to spend the next hour or so meal planning for next week so I can get my grocery shopping and prep done early tomorrow.  That way I can focus on studies, laundry, and family before heading back to the office on Monday!

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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